IRS Tax Debt Negotiator Sentenced In Federal Court A Vero Beach woman who stole money from clients she was supposed to be helping resolve federal tax debt was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Miami to 63 months’ imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $867,593.11 in restitution to her victims.
Miami Nurse Pleads Guilty To Threats To Kill Vice President Kamala HarrisThirty-nine-year-old Niviane Petit Phelps, of Miami-Dade County, pled guilty on Friday in federal district court to a six count indictment charging her with making threats to kill Vice President Kamala Harris.
The Two Murderers Who Killed Pumber Sentenced To Decades In Federal PrisonThe two 35-year-old South Florida men who killed a Miami plumber during an armed robbery and carjacking in 2018 were sentenced in federal district court in Miami. U.S. District Judge Roy K. Altman sentenced Jamal Lamar Head to 60 years in prison and Keon Travy Glanton to just over 33 years in prison.
Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Civil Rights Conspiracy to Assault Youthful OffendersFormer Florida Department of Corrections officer, Terrance Reynolds, 31, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Donald L. Graham to 33 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release. Reynolds was convicted following a 14-day trial for conspiring to assault youthful offender inmates at the South Florida Reception Center, a prison located in Doral, Florida.
Drug Traffickers In Highlands County Sentenced To Federal PrisonSeveral Highlands County men have been sentenced in South Florida federal district court to prison terms for their roles in a powder and crack cocaine drug trafficking ring that had become entrenched in the Lake Placid neighborhood of Highway Park, Florida.
Miami Resident Charged With Marriage FraudFederal prosecutors have charged 47-year-old Miami resident Yamira Sanchez with helping foreign national men fraudulently obtain their United States green cards by brokering their marriages to Cuban-born women living in South Florida as United States citizens or legal permanent residents.
Employee Pleads Guilty To COVID-19 Relief FraudFifty-eight-year-old Willie Curry, of Miami-Dade County, pled guilty yesterday in Miami federal court to a felony Information charging him with wire fraud in connection with his fraudulent application to the U.S. Small Business Administration for a low-interest COVID-19 relief loan.
Owner Of Jet Charter Company Agrees To Pay To Settle Allegations Of Misappropriated Payment Protection ProgramSeth A. Bernstein, the owner of jet charter company All in Jets LLC dba JetReady, located in Florida, has agreed to pay $287,055 to settle allegations that he misappropriated Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan proceeds for his personal expenses. JetReady is a jet charter operator with its principal place of business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Two South Florida Lawyers Sentenced For Their Roles In A Global Capital Investment SchemeTwo south Florida securities lawyers and the former Chief Operating Officer of 1 Global Capital LLC (“1 Global”) were sentenced for their roles in a sprawling fraud scheme that affected more than 3,600 investors in 42 states.
Federal Jury Finds Hialeah Woman Guilty Of Stealing A Co-Worker Identities and Over $152,000 from Local Small BusinessFollowing a three-day trial, a South Florida federal jury this week found 27-year-old Hialeah resident Dianelis Molina Noda guilty of using stolen identities and several of her own bank accounts to steal payroll funds from the family-owned landscaping business for which she had worked for about four years.
Husband And Wife Sentenced In Large-Scale Fraud And Bribery Scheme Involving Two South Florida VA HospitalsA federal district judge in Fort Lauderdale yesterday sentenced the last of 16 defendants for their roles in a large-scale kickback and bribery scheme involving employees and vendors of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers located in West Palm Beach and Miami.
Florida Liquor Store Owner Pleads Guilty Of Tax EnvasionA Lake Worth, Florida man who did not report his liquor store’s cash sales to the IRS pled guilty on August 18, 2021, in federal district court in West Palm Beach to tax evasion.
Man Pleads Guilty to Child Exploitation Crimes and Illegal Reentry Into The United StatesA 29-year-old Mexican national living in South Florida who pretended to be a nine-year-old girl during on-line chats and solicited minors to produce child sexual abuse material pled guilty today in federal district court in West Palm Beach to committing child exploitation crimes and being in the United States illegally following deportation.
Bond Denied For Alleged 77th Street Gang MemberReversing a federal magistrate judge’s ruling, United States District Judge Robert N. Scola, Jr. has ordered that Kenny Terlent, 19, will remain in a federal detention center without bond pending his trial on charges of illegally possessing a machine gun, identity theft, and Covid-19 benefit related fraud.
Bond Denied For Floirda Man Charged With Federal Gun And Drug Trafficking CrimesOn July 16, 2021, a South Florida federal magistrate judge ordered pre-trial detention for 37- year-old Lazaro Alfredo Ramirez-Alvarado, finding that he presents a risk of flight and danger to the community if released.